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Wesley Wright is more than just a pitcher for one night

Growing up, Wesley Wright never got to experience a Major League game.

On Tuesday, the Astros reliever gave 15 kids that opportunity.

The youths were part of CROSSROADS: Community Partnership for Youth, an organization that find mentors and positive role models for children ages 10-17 in the juvenile justice system

“A lot of our kids have never been out to anything like this, a sporting event," said Crossroads volunteer recruiter Jan Sadler-Gibbs. "Some haven't even been out of their community. So this type of activity means the world to them."

The group watched batting practice and spent time with Wright before the game. Wright discussed the importance of reachng for their dreams and answered several questions.

“I think it's huge to give guys and girls an opportunity to come out and experience an amazing baseball game,” said Wright. “Give them an opportunity to get away and get a change of scenery, enjoy it and have fun for a night.”

-- Rachel Frey